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Red Rooster Harlem

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  • American (Traditional), American (New), Southern & Soul
  • 310 Lenox Ave, New York NY10027 40.8081474 -73.9449096
  • (Btwn 125th & 126th St)
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  • (212) 792-9001
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User Ratings (Based on 69 reviews)

Food 2.8 Value 2.4
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 792-9001
Visa, MC, AmEx Happy Hour Mon-Thu: 4pm-6pm
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-3pm+5:30pm-10:30p Fri: 11:30am-3pm+5:30pm-11:30pm Sat: 10am-3pm+5pm-11:30pm Sun: 10am-3pm+5pm-10pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Trendy, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by MYA on 03/13/2011


    I was disapointed. The service was poor. Dlease don't order the red grits, they are, tasteless. Hard bread for catfish sandwich and just the most unappetizing apple pie I have ever eaten, and where was the cheddar cheese for the pie?

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by B.B on 03/07/2011

    After Finally Getting Service

    We were seated about 10 minutes before our actual reservation time of 7 PM......and we waited, waited and waited. This was so surprising especially since there were many waiter marching around, and even standing on the side lines. They seem to look up and around, instead of down and around. Finally we asked who was our waiter to a waitress and then it was "no one came over"? She said she would find the person, but would take the order to get things going- I guess it was she, because she stayed with us the rest of the evening. I must say things got better! The service was good and the food was excellent!

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Ann on 03/02/2011

    Interesting atmophere

    Food was great, however two major problems. Firstly, the door in one of the bathrooms was stuck. I was scared I could not get out. Secondly, my waitress did not come by the table earlier to ask if we wanted dessert and the restaurant kitchen was closing. It was my brother's birthday.I will not see him in a while since I am going to Europe. It saddened me and my friend, and we asked if they would make an exception. I am never going back to this restaurant; it should please the customer.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Harlem Habitant on 02/24/2011

    Best Brunch Ever

    I've been traveling around to brunch all over Manhattan, and am VERY happy a great spot has opened up in the neighborhood. We went 2/13/11, as a pre-Valentine's Day treat. We got seated right away, which was great, but if you're a larger group it's best to get there on the earlier side, as they don't take brunch reservations. Service was decent at best, our waitress while friendly, took too long to attend to us (another waiter had to stop by before she finally came over) and brought out our appetizer and entrees together. Apps: Cornbread w/ tomato jam and honey butter spreads. This was AMAZING! The cornbread was warm (and shaped like a slice of pound cake), and the tomato jam was out of this world! Entree: I had the shrimp w/ poached egg and red grits, which was satisfying and the grits were the perfect consistency. Flavored perfectly, I was very happy with my choice. My fiance got the burger, and he raved about it. He said it was the best burger he had ever had, and coming from a foodie, I don't take that lightly. I didn't try it because I don't do mayo. Had some of the fries, which were very good, but nothing spectacular. Dessert: Sweet potato donuts w/ cinnamon. Very yummy-- came w/ 2 dipping sauces; one icing type and another watery one that I didn't really use. I could've eaten at least 4 more of those little donut holes. SKIP: cocktails-- the mimosas, while very good, with the perfect orange juice/champagne ratio, were $12, and unless we were drinking freshly squeezed OJ w/ DOM, it was not worth $12. Overall, very nice decor--- the fact that Marcus walked around a few times made us feel as if people in the kitchen stepped it up. The waitstaff needs to get it together---or at least the waitress we had-- especially on a busy Sunday. Side note: we were seated next to the gospel trio, who reminded me of an SNL skit. They were fine, but a comical and over the top...especially since they were riffing to the styling of a Yamaha keyboard. I don't know where or when these other folks had their experiences, but ours was amazing, and I figured I share. I'm going back this Sunday for the nuggets and toast entree I was originally leaning toward! (I'm gonna skip the mimosas though ;-))

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Sam L. on 02/23/2011

    Did I eat at the same restaurant?

    I am totally mystified by the number of bad reviews on menu pages. Maybe since the chef has such a reputation, people expect to be "wowed" and were not. Dined at Red Rooster this past Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The vibe is very unique, with a happening bar and warm dining room. The only drawback was the service. More specifically, the bar service. Drinks just took too long to get--including coffee. There seemed to be plenty of waitstaff, but they all seemed very disorganized. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, and helped us order some amazing dishes. The shrimp with grits appetizer, catfish special, cornbread, veggy main dish, side of collards, pumpkin donuts and black and white pie were standouts. The menu pricing is all over the place, but you can get in and out at a fair price. We had 2 appetizers, 4 entrees, 1 side, 1 order of cornbread, a bottle of wine, a beer, a martini and 3 desserts, and total with tax/tip was $62/person. I would call the cuisine southern with global influences. Hope the service improves with time.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Olton Group on 02/22/2011

    Great Service! Order Baked Mac & Greens!

    Family of 4, reservations for weekday lunch at noon. Many available tables. Excellent service from hostess, coat check, waiter, etc. Lemonade didn't taste homemade. Caution: iced tea is unsweetened. Atmosphere very nice, dim lights, shades of brown, soft music. Nice view of open kitchen in back and bar in the front. Crusty bread with olive oil was delicious. Baked mac and greens = perfection! Cheesy, gooey goodness. LIked by everyone at the table. Served with a salad. Blackened catfish with black eyed peas & greens was good. Diner wished there was a larger portion of peas and didn't like smell of a particular spice on fish. Steak & oxtail had nice flavor, meat was tender. Enjoyed our lunch, knew the prices going in so the bill was hardly a surprise. Worth a visit. I would go back for the mac & greens!

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by jycinnyc on 02/20/2011


    Restaurant has a casual vibe with a friendly, professional staff. The bar was hopping. We were seated at communal tables near the open kitchen, which is a little noisy because you hear all the orders being yelled out. The food was all over the place. The sublime: oxtail. The really good: crabcake, pulled pork snack, meatballs. The avoid at all costs: cauliflower, oysters. The people next to us got yard bird, the fish with lentils, collard greens, and yams, and only liked the fish. I think the menu should be edited. The soul-Swedish thing doesn't really work.

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